Manchester’s Pankhurst Centre has confirmed details of its reopening as well as a new permanent exhibition – At Home with the Pankhurst Family.
The opening of the new exhibition coincides with the reopening of the Grade II listed former home of Emmeline Pankhurst with community groups invited to enjoy the experience from Thursday 29 July, prior to the public opening from Sunday 29 August.
At Home with the Pankhurst Family will give visitors the chance to get to know the people behind the iconic name – their lives, influences, tragedies, resourcefulness and the factors that turned them into the campaigners that they became. The exhibition looks at how they used their skills, how their campaigning was at the expense of their own careers and dreams and the influences within the family and city of Manchester.
The exhibition is a huge milestone for the museum, which is the country’s only museum dedicated to female suffrage and its legacy. At Home with the Pankhurst Family has been supported by funding from AIM Biffa Award History Makers.
Ruth Colton, Heritage Manager of the Pankhurst Centre, says, “Our aim is to give visitors the chance to discover more about the family behind the Pankhurst name and how they became both change makers and historical icons. The exhibition’s striking boldness reflects the strength behind the campaigning of the suffragettes and yet we are also reminded that this began from the setting of a family home.”
Recognising their support, work and dedication, particularly over the last 16 months, the Pankhurst Centre is dedicating its first month of opening to giving community a special experience. Public bookings for the Pankhurst Centre will open on Thursday 29 July 2021 for slots from Sunday 29 August.